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Tappizaki is known as an area where strong wind blows year round. The name derived from the saying that strong wind blows away even a dragon. At the edge of the area, there is a lighthouse and you can look over Mt. Hakodate in Hokkaido across Tsugaru Strait on the North side and Uratappi beach on the South side. There is also a statue of Dazai Osamu, Japanese famous novel author, in front of the information center Tappizaki, and a passage from the novel “Tsugaru” is engraved. This is the scenic spot where you can enjoy different landscapes such as the sunset sinking into the Sea of Japan and rough waves.
- Minmayatatsu-hama, Sotogahama, Higashitsugaru-gun, Aomori
- Contact No.
- 30-min bus ride on Sotogahama-machi Junkai Bus boud for Tappizaki Todai from Minmaya Station on JR, followed by a minute's walk from the last stop
- Time Required
- 90 minutes
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Tappizaki Todai from where you can see Hokkaido
Tappizaki todai, a lighthouse, is a guardian of ships that go across the Tsugaru Strait. If it is sunny, you can see Hirosaki peninsula, Hokkaido, 20 km away across Tsugaru Strait. Since it is standing on a hill, the lighthouse is not very tall, but it is selected as Japan’s Top 50 lighthouses for its beauty.
The statue plays “Tsugaru-kaikyo Fuyugeshiki”
In Tappizaki, there is a statue with the engraving of lyrics to the famous Japanese song “Tsugaru-kaikyo Fuyugeshiki.” Since the name appear in the lyrics, Tappizaki is well known as a related place to the song. When you push the button on the statue, you can listen to Tsugaru-kaikyo Fuyugeshiki performed by Ishikawa Sayuri, a Japanese Enka singer.
Tappizaki Seaside Park in front of the sea
Tappizaki Seaside Park is a camping site in front of the sea. There is a tent site, 3 cabins for 4 people, 3 cabins for 6 people and 4 bungalows for 4 people. In the main building, there are shower rooms and washrooms. This is the accommodation where you can walk along the sea and go fishing.